Reefer Cargo

Reefer freight: the freshest cold chain services.

Grow your business with the highest quality refrigerated services, competitive transit times, and individualized support for all your cold chain needs.

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Effective cold chain solutions

In need of specialized freight services for temperature-sensitive goods? Reefer freight cooling systems are key, offering temperature-controlled solutions for industries ranging from food and agriculture to pharmaceuticals. Reefer containers maintain optimal climates for goods that require specific temperature settings, safeguarding their quality from point A to point B. At ASF Global Logistics, we bring unparalleled expertise and a human-first approach to this specialized field. Our tailored reefer units not only meet but exceed industry standards, ensuring that your perishable goods arrive in optimal condition. Choose ASF for your refrigerated freight needs, and experience the peace of mind that comes with a trustworthy and committed partner.
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Trusted temperature control

At ASF, we understand the complexities of shipping goods with varying temperature requirements; that's why we offer customized, reliable solutions that adhere to the highest industry standards. Our specialized reefer services are backed by a team of dedicated professionals who proactively monitor your cargo, ensuring it reaches its destination in optimal condition. By combining innovative technology with the irreplaceable value of human expertise, we've carved out a unique position as the gold standard for reefer trade. With ASF, you're not just choosing a service provider; you're choosing a partner committed to the integrity and safety of your supply chain.



Your cargo is our priority.

We work closely with you to provide customized solutions that meet your specific needs, whether that be temperature-sensitive products, specific delivery requirements, or compliance with local regulations. A dedicated ASF team member stands by your side proactively watching your cargo’s journey.



Smooth transitions.

Depending on the type of reefer cargo and the countries involved, you will need to obtain a variety of permits, licenses, and clearances from regulatory authorities, such as customs and port authorities. Learn more about ASF’s Customs Brokerage Service.
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Your cargo secured.

To protect against damage or loss during transport we work with you to obtain insurance coverage. We will consult on the appropriate coverage and ensure that you are fully protected. Learn more about ASF’s Cargo Insurance.
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Monitor every move.

Real-time data and insights into your cargo's condition is crucial. This enables you to track your cargo's progress, anticipate issues, and ensure optimal condition upon arrival. We have an advanced visibility platform to provide complete transparency and control over your reefer shipments.
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Custom solutions for temperature-sensitive cargo

From perishable food like fresh fruit, live seafood, meat and poultry, and frozen foods to beverages and pharmaceutical products, we’ll tailor a dependable cold chain solution that addresses your cargo’s specific requirements. We strategically plan to meet your cargo's unique temperature and handling requirements. 

Flexibility is our strong suit, allowing us to adapt to challenges like weather changes or regulatory updates. Our real-time tracking technology monitors your cargo for maximum reliability. Competitive reefer rates and a focus on perishable items make us the go-to partner for all your temperature-sensitive shipping needs. Trust ASF for reliable and cost-effective reefer freight solutions.

Technologies & tools to keep your cargo cool

Our data is industry-leading. Period. We leverage cutting-edge technologies and tools to ensure the highest levels of quality, safety, and traceability for your temperature-sensitive cargo. Our advanced visibility platform offers real-time tracking, giving you instant insights into your cargo's location and condition. For shipping non-hazardous bulk liquids that require a controlled environment, we offer Flexitanks — the most reliable and efficient bulk liquid shipping solution. Our suite of digital tools ensures that all aspects of the shipping process, from planning, monitoring, and tracking to final delivery. By integrating state-of-the-art technology with a personable account manager, ASF provides the best reefer freight solutions.

Just fresh deliveries.

We get it, your reefer cargo requires consistent adherence to delivery schedules, proper handling of the cargo, responsive customer service, and effective communication throughout the shipping process. Put your perishable cargo in our care to ensure it is delivered on time and in the right condition.

Cool global networks.

Established and healthy relationships with nine of the worlds largest ocean carriers means we can offer serious global coverage. With relationships at the carrier executive level, we negotiate the best contract terms and pass these on to you. Learn more about our ocean freight services.
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Chilled bulk liquids.

When your nonhazardous, bulk liquids require climate control, then the ASF Flexitank Solution is the go to. The combo of a reefer with a flexitank offers cargo, like life science products, the solution needed to move seamlessly to destination. Learn more about flexitanks.
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Direct inland moves.

Our extensive land side delivery network is powered by the best in the business. We work with those partners to tailor inland moves which are ideal for reefer cargo reliability and product preservation.
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Versatile reefer solutions for comprehensive supply chain management

Versatility forms the cornerstone of our comprehensive approach to supply chain management, extending from land-based reefer trucking to specialized ocean freight reefer solutions. On land, our refrigerated truck services set the industry standard, backed by cutting-edge refrigeration units and a dedicated team that ensures your cargo maintains the proper temperature during transit, all while adhering to best practices for cargo handling and safety. At sea, our ocean freight reefer solutions offer international reach, leveraging strong relationships with top global carriers to ensure quality and reliability. Our services don't stop at transportation; we seamlessly integrate with warehouses and distribution centers to ensure your products are handled and stored correctly throughout the supply chain. Advanced tracking technology offers real-time monitoring of your cargo across all platforms, granting you peace of mind and reliability. Whether you're shipping fresh produce, fruit juice, wine, ice cream, pharmaceuticals, or other temperature-sensitive items, our tailored reefer loads are designed to meet your specific needs.

A global partner for more effective and efficient shipping

Our round-the-clock reefer shipping services are designed to keep your cargo as cold as ice, maintaining the integrity and quality of your perishable items throughout the entire journey. Dedicated contracts with nine of the top global ocean carriers enable us to provide reliable solutions to and from Asia, Europe, South America, North America, and more. Expertise in dry freight and temperature-controlled environments means we're not just keeping it chill; we're setting the industry standard for excellence.

Alright stop, collaborate and listen.

We ship reefer round the clock keeping cargo cold as ice. We're experts in keeping it chill and our shipping skills are the real deal.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a reefer?
A reefer, short for "refrigerated container," is specialized equipment designed to transport temperature-sensitive and perishable goods. It maintains a controlled environment to ensure the quality and safety of the cargo. Reefer equipment is an integral part of comprehensive transportation services, offering a solution for industries that require precise temperature control for their products. Whether it's food, pharmaceuticals, or other sensitive items, reefers play a crucial role in maintaining the integrity of these goods during transit.
What industries benefit from reefer solutions?
Industries that commonly use reefer solutions include food and agriculture, pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and chemicals. If your goods require a specific temperature to maintain their quality, a reefer solution is generally the best option.
Do your rate quotes include all surcharges and additional fees?
Our rates are transparent. They include all known surcharges and clearly outline what costs are included in a quote. We stand fully behind our rate quotes.
What type of insurance coverage is available from ASF?
Cargo insurance ensures property while in transit against loss or damage arising from perils associated with the navigation of sea or air and subsequent land and inland waterways.
Do you assist with navigating all relevant regulations and have a clear process for customs clearance?
Yes, ASF has a complete customs brokerage team that is prepared to navigate your customs clearance quickly and effectively.
How do you track shipments and provide updates?
You can rely on our freight technology platform to provide you with complete, detailed milestone visibility of your shipments from origin booking to door delivery including live updates.
How do you handle issues or problems that arise during shipping?
We’re responsive and proactive, ready to keep your supply chain on track. If there’s an issue of any kind we’re ready to review it and determine the best way to resolve it.
Who do we contact when we need support?
Contact your dedicated account manager who is always ready to provide you with personalized support and care.
How does ASF address environmental sustainability?
We are an environmentally aware business that focuses on working with customers to help them reduce the impact of their supply chain on the environment. This is accomplished by supporting ocean carriers that prioritize sustainability and green, climate-friendly initiatives including reducing waste, pollution, and emissions.
What is the geographical coverage of your reefer services?
We provide wide geographical coverage, including international ocean freight options, thanks to our strong relationships with top global carriers. Our land-based reefer trucking services are also extensive, serving various regions domestically.